Summary: St Antony’s College writes to Hungarian Ambassador in support of threatened Central European University

11th April 2017: SRT grantee St Antony’s College, Oxford has today written to the Hungarian Ambassador to the UK in support of the Central European University (CEU – also a Trust grantee). The CEU could be forced out of Hungary due to new government legislation targeting ‘foreign-linked’ universities. St Antony’s College’s full statement is below:

‘St Antony’s College Oxford, expresses its shock and dismay at legal changes which threaten the entire future of the Central European University. The attempt to undermine and destroy a leading academic institution, which has brought so much benefit to the people of Hungary and Europe as well as to international scholarship, is wrong-headed, illiberal and deeply damaging to the interests of Hungary. We urge the Hungarian government to reconsider its position and initiate an amendment of that legislation, and we offer our full support to the President and Rector of CEU, Professor Michael Ignatieff, and all his colleagues.’

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